Discipline quotes page 3
All great leaders possess tremendous long-term clarity about what they're trying to
accomplish both in their careers and personally. And it's this long-term perspective that builds
character, wisdom, and self-discipline. Long-term thinking is the hallmark of high performance
living, yet it's often neglected in favor of the treadmill of hectic, urgent "activities of the
In the bark of your soul reclines the Commanding Master; He does not sleep: wake Him.
Self-control is strength; right thought is mastery; calmness is power. Say unto your heart,
"Peace, be still!"
The mind quickly responds to teaching and discipline. You can make the mind give you back
anything you want.
Norman Vincent Peale
Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need
discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world - to do what we want. And
it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.
Animals pick up your fear vibrations and snap at you. If you love animals, they will never
attack you. Many undisciplined human beings are just as sensitive as animals as dogs, cats,
and other animals.
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil
tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish
misery from their future and crimes from society.
Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to
Abraham Joshua Heschel
I think the guys who are really controlling their emotions... are going to win.
I think self-discipline is something, it's like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it
Discipline is remembering what you want.
The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.
When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.
When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.
When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.
Haim G. Ginott
Instilling a sense of self-discipline and focus when the kids are younger makes it so much
easier by the time they get into high school.
Life without discipline is like a ship without a rudder.
Ronie Mathew Thomas
Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but
you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in
Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's
results. There's a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know
which is which.
Gary Ryan Blair
Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.
Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting
accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.
First we form habits then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.